After corona, now black fungus will be treated in Covid hospitals, know how many patients are confirmed.
In Uttarakhand, 12 dedicated Covid hospitals will now also treat Black Fungus patients. The government has taken this decision after the increase in the number of patients.
In the state, 12 dedicated Covid hospitals will now also treat Black Fungus patients. The government has taken this decision after the increase in the number of patients. Chief Secretary Om Prakash has issued the order to this effect. Black fungus cases are surging in the state. By Monday evening, the disease was confirmed in 118 patients in the state. Apart from AIIMS Rishikesh, patients of this disease are constantly being found in many other hospitals. In such a situation, the government has decided to treat the disease in all the hospitals dedicated to Corona. Secretary Health Dr. Pankaj Pandey informed that the disease would be treated in all the 12 major hospitals identified for Kovid, including AIIMS, Doon, Haldwani, Srinagar. Dr. Pandey informed that apart from Uttarakhand, patients from UP, Punjab, and Haryana are also being treated at AIIMS Rishikesh.
Three stages of treatment
Dr. SL Jethani, Chief Medical Superintendent, Himalayan Hospital Joligrant, said that it is mainly treated in three stages. First, the patient's sugar is controlled after the disease confirmation. Antifungal medicine is given to the patient, and along with this, the patient's operation is also performed. In treating every patient, it is necessary to coordinate these three things; only then the patient can be relieved from this disease. In the first stage of Covid-19 disease, this mucormycosis is mainly occurring in patients with diabetes. It is necessary to control the sugar of all patients with diabetes. It is carried out under the supervision of a Medicine Specialist / Endocrinologist. In the second phase, the second part of the treatment is an antifungal medication, in which mainly Amphotericin-B injections are given for three weeks. This medicine causes side effects on the patient's kidneys. For this, the patient is also periodically tested for the kidney in the hospital. At the same time, the third and most critical stage of treatment is the operation. In operation, the patient's black limb is removed after surgery. The delay in proper treatment on time increases the chances of death of patients.
How is the diagnosis done for black fungus?
Chief Medical Superintendent Dr. SL Jethani said that the patient should immediately go to the hospital and get his examination done after any such symptoms (related to the black fungus) mentioned above. In this, the doctor examines the nose with the telescope method. A portion of the black substance rotten from the nose is sent for examination. It is tested in about 4 to 6 hours. If black fungus is confirmed in the diagnosis, a CT scan or MRI of the patient is done to find that the disease has not spread in the eyes and brain. Once the patient is diagnosed with the disease, treatment is started immediately.